Neal Boyd, the winner of America’s Got Talent’s season three has died at the age of 42. Scott County Coroner has confirmed the sad news to E! News that the opera singer died on Sunday at his mother’s house in Missouri at around 6:26 pm. His mother found him unresponsive and immediately called the EMS. After they conducted their test, Boyd was pronounced dead.
As per E! News, Boyd had been consulting many doctors. He was in liver disease, kidney failure, and heart failure. The Ponder Funeral Home confirmed to the outlet that they received the singer’s body and was cremated there. However, no details about the services have been revealed as yet.
Boyd was born and brought up in Sikeston. He soon developed the passion for starting a career in opera music when he was studying in middle school. After he graduated in the year 1994, he later enrolled in Southeast Missouri State University and passed out with a degree in speech communications. Later, he enrolled in the University of Missouri and got a degree in music.
To enhance his skills further, Boyd joined the New England Conservatory of Music in the year 2002.
After he won his AGT in the year 2008, Boyd went on to release a music album titled ‘my American Dream’ in the year 2009. The album made to the third position in the Top Classical Albums chart.
Although Boyd tried hard to secure a seat in the Missouri House of Representatives in the years 2012 and 2014, he could not get one and was defeated both the times.
After the sad news of his demise broke in public on Monday, Piers Morgan from AGT took to his Twitter handle and responded back to his death.
“Very sad to hear that Neal Boyd, Season 3 winner of @AGT, has died at 42 from heart failure. Lovely guy with a wonderful voice. RIP,” Morgan said.